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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Al Fresco Breakfast

I love to dine al fresco in the summer time,  don't you! lunch time it's too hot to eat outdoors and by the time it cools off about 9 o'clock pm.....  it's too late in the evening for us to eat.      

 So.....breakfast it is!

I wanted to fix a simple light breakfast of soft boiled eggs,  toast,  and orange juice.  

 I want the soft boiled eggs to be perfect runny whites..... and I want to be able to dunk my toast in the yolk.

When having a simple meal,  it is important to me for the tablescape to be really pretty

I began my tablescape with a bouquet of  fresh flowers from the yard ......

It's hard to make plain toast look good,  but I think these plates will do a pretty good job of it!

I found these sweet 3D oval duck plates at an estate sale a couple of weeks ago......

Won't these platters be perfect for serving deviled eggs at a party?

I bought the only two platters they had at the estate sale......$4 each

and the matching salt and pepper shakers  were $1 for the set

The scent from the nearby flocks fills the air 

What a great way to start the day!

Where I Party......


  1. Oh how lovely...what time is breakfast? (giggling) Have a beautiful day, friend.

  2. SEHR gerne würde ich hier PLATZ nehmen,,,,

    wünsche noch einen schönen ABEND
    bis bald die BIRGIT aus TIROL

  3. Toast and eggs would look stunning on your plates,something so simple but when placed on pretty plates can really make it special.

  4. I love the platters also- I have benn enjoying my coffee under the big oak tree erly in the morning here in Florida. I have seen a mama pileated woodpecker teaching her baby to fly, this morning 2 cardinals. The gekkos are out and about. It is too hot here for lunch nd dinner also this time of year. How blessed we are.

  5. Love the plates and shakers - totally understand the heat problem. I really only go out to water my container plants around 8 AM. The low here is only 79 degrees, so by 9 am, it's hot!

  6. This is a such romantic way to start the day. Your breakfast is very charming and fairy. I love your colazione al fresco...fresh breakfast!

  7. Penny,
    Those platters are amazing!! The whole vignette outside is lovely but I hear you with the heat. This Summer is unbearably hot for me and I am stuck in the house with the air conditioning because of temps. around 90 and terrible humidity which is wrecking havoc with my arthritis. I do not do well in heat and humidity.
    Next week looks cooler. I hope so as I will be off for 3 days next week!

  8. The platters and s&p are so fun Penny. Perfect for your alfresco dining! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. Beautiful! What a joy to read your blog and look at your pictures! You truly inspire me to fancy up!! xoxo

  10. What pretty plates and a charming breakfast! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  11. I love those plates. And what a lovely way to start your day! Thanks for linking with #overthemoon!

  12. What a beautiful place for breakfast!!! Those plates are just the cutest thing I have ever seen!!! Thanks for linking up with TaDa Thursday!!

  13. What a pretty spot to have breakfast! And those plates are so unique! I'm so glad you shared this at DI & DI :) We enjoy having you!

  14. Thank you for sharing at #HomeMattersParty


  15. What a beautiful breakfast setting. I love the Avon platters. The flowers are gorgeous also.

  16. What a beautiful tablescape!! I really like the duck platters and matching salt and pepper shakers! Yes I agree this would be a wonderful way to start the day.


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